Save your life first

I found this poem on the site of a botanical artist whom I admire. One of the reasons I am working to improve my art skills is to ‘save myself’. Many women in the past… and present, have been able to support… Read More

Wild flowers and giant puppies

I have been at my sister’s house lately taking care of the nephew’s giant puppy. My sister had to step out for a while which is why I was watching the dog. The dog was spayed on Friday last. You couldn’t tell… Read More

Art, science & religion

I find it odd that so many people believe that you are either a scientist, an artist, or a Christian. It is easier, however, or people to believe a person would be an artist and a Christian before believing they are a… Read More

Updates and goings on

My name is, Zora. If you ever use your credit card in front of me, I will memorize your password, your pin number and then order bags of dry kibble off of the Internet faster than you can say, ‘No, no, Zora!’…. Read More

My drawing wish list

After, Donald Trump won the presidency, I gave up on Facebook due to the nastiness being posted constantly. Who needs that? While on Facebook, I belonged to a great Botanical Illustration group. The work was amazing! These hardworking artists could draw anything… Read More

Drawing tutorial videos

Looking for free art tutorial videos? The Northern Kentucky University has a great selection of free tutorial videos. I am still taking the watercolor tutorial I signed up for through, Mindy Lighthipe. I am also awaiting the start of her drawing class… Read More

Light box set up

How do you set up your light source for botanical illustration? Quite a bit of paper, ink and conversation has gone into proper light source set up. When i was taking classes at the Denver School of Botanical Illustration, there were a… Read More

So many reds…

On the left you see the long purple streak. That is Quinacridone Violet. Ignore that. We are talking today about the three red lines on the right. From top to bottom there are; Pyrrol Scarlet by Daniel Smith, Winsor Newton Winsor Red,… Read More